I waited, like all good parents, to introduce my baby to solids until he was 6 months old. His first bite of food was fresh avocado (organic, of course). I only want the best for my child. That’s one of the many reasons I love Oh Baby Foods. It is organic, non-GMO, & grown in the U.S.
There is another reason I love Oh Baby Foods; the packaging. As a speech language pathologist, I specialize in infant & childhood feeding disorders. I work with kids every day that have trouble progressing to solid food & food with texture. I also work on cup drinking skills, which are very important to oral motor development.
What most parents don’t realize is, following the breast or bottle, your baby can go straight to straw drinking or open cup. With the new packaging of baby food, teaching straw drinking is easier than ever Wrapping their little lips & tongue around the spout of the baby food pouch, helps babies learn quickly that sucking produces tasty results. The sippy cup was initially created for parents’ convenience.There are plenty of straw cups & sports bottles out there as well that will produce the same no-spill results. Sippy cup spouts promote an infantile front-to-back tongue movement, whereas straw cups promote a more wave-like pattern of the tongue that is more adult. My son was never given an option to drink from a sippy cup spout. I started, at 6 months, dipping the straw in water , covering the top of the straw with my finger & releasing the liquid as he began to suck. By 7 months, he was able to suck from a straw straight from the cup.
The style of packaging also promotes greater independence of feeding. My son can eat his food anywhere he might be & doesn’t have to depend on me to feed it to him. He can eat in his carseat, his stroller, the grocery cart, or his high chair. He is able to feed himself long before he is able to pick up little bite-sized toddler foods! Great news for a busy mama!
All in all, would I recommend Oh Baby Foods to my friends? Absolutely! So would my son!